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Re: [Mingw-msys] ar.exe & scripts




Hi Ralph,
Thanks for your help! junction.exe is just what I want.
Marvin

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Ralph Engels <ralphengels@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Msys does not support symlinks unfortunatly.
> The code for that was removed because mingw does not understand cygwin
> symlinks. There is one workaround though, google junction.exe from
> sysinternals and put it somewhere in your PATH (the msys bin folder is
> ok) now to make a link to say a folder do this from the msys shell
> junction <path to put the link to your folder> <path to your folder>
> (you can use /mingw/something if in msys) else you need the full
> windows path like C:\mingw\something.
>
> so why does this work when cygwin symlinks dont ? mingw is a windows
> compiler and understands NT junctions (existed since win2k if i
> remember correctly) but not cygwin symlinks (which emulates linux
> symlinks).
>
> Hope this helps
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